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Letter to the editor: Let's support our police

| Friday, March 2, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Police officers having to work part time in two different towns to meet their eight hours has me puzzled. Perhaps it's a money issue, but how can one put money before respect?

I think part-time officers should be hired full time. Having to change uniforms and travel, spending money on gas, makes a difficult job even harder. Police officers put their lives on the line every day for us. Can we start showing some respect and make the changes needed?

Would citizens be willing to pay a “blues” tax that would support police officers, with officers having access to extra money and even grants, since they know best where it is needed?

They are always here for us, so I think we should be there for them. The unity we showed for New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw is the type of unity we need. With the heroin epidemic and the increase in robberies, we'll need more officers. Would you take part in this much-needed change?

Lisa Illinsky


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